HAWTHORNE HOUSE is a design showroom of lighting, furnishings, and decorative items for residential and commercial applications. We are situated in an historic house on Milledge Avenue in Athens, Georgia; our showroom is open Tuesday-Friday, 10-5, and by appointment.

Hawthorne House boasts curated collections of notable lines that we trust and love. We offer many in-stock items ready for pick-up or delivery in addition to a vast array of upholstery, lighting and accessories available for custom order.

Founded in 2003 by designer Lisa Ellis, Hawthorne House has grown from a firm specializing in furniture restoration, antiques, and art to a full furnishings showroom that melds the best of the past with innovative and modern design concepts. 

We invite you to visit our showroom for all of your decorating needs. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist in your selections either from our in-stock inventory or to help you choose from any of our custom order merchandise. For additional information on our services, please see here. 

Our to the trade program caters to decorators, interior designers, architects, and builders to facilitate your project. See our services page for more information.


The Lighting Gallery offers over 1,200 square feet of Visual Comfort & Co. lighting that showcases designs by Aerin Lauder, Alexa Hampton, Thomas, O’Brien, Suzanne Kasler, Kelly Wearstler, Niermann Weeks, and Visual Comfort & Co.’s Studio Collection. For information on our other lighting lines, please reference our brands page. 

The Furniture Showroom features vignettes of upholstered furniture, tables, art, and accents available for purchase or for reference for your custom order. We are the Athens area representative for distinctive brands such as Hickory Chair, Lee Industries, Noir, and Century Furniture. Here we also present antiques, art, and special artisanal pieces.

The Design Resource Gallery displays the in-line fabrics of Hickory Chair, Lee Industries and Century Furniture. Hawthorne House is the Athens Area representative for Pine Cone Hill and Matouk bedding, as well as Dash & Albert and Surya rugs. In addition, we offer a curated collection of fabrics, linens, wallpapers, and floor coverings by the likes of Lee Jofa, Cole & Son, Brunschwig & Fils, Thibaut, and Schumacher as well as contemporary tastemakers such as Hable Construction, Katie Leede, and Clay McLaurin. To complete your project, we also offer custom order drapery hardware.